12/2/2005 - Warp 9, Inc., the premier provider of highly customized and robust Internet commerce solutions for the catalog and retail industry, announced that Magellans.com, the award-winning international travel site and Warp 9 customer since 2001, has executed a two-year contract for the fully hosted and managed Warp 9 Internet Commerce System ("ICS").
With their on-line revenue channel rapidly growing, Magellan's International Travel Corporation not only renewed their contract with Warp 9 by extending their commitment, but also upgraded to Warp 9 ICS Enterprise. This means that the Magellans.com site is now supported by a fully load-balanced, fault-tolerant, enterprise-grade architecture, resulting in faster page serving, greater scalability and availability. With a record number of shoppers expected to visit the site this holiday season, Magellan's can be assured that their customers will not experience any speed degradation or outages that can plague other, less robust sites.
"We are extremely pleased with the service and innovation of Warp 9. We've seen some explosive growth with our e-commerce in the last year and much of that can be traced back to the flexible and robust architecture of the Warp 9 Internet Commerce System. Warp 9 has allowed us to keep on the cutting edge of Internet commerce without sacrificing any uptime or stability," said Michael Sadowski, Magellan's director of MIS.
Harinder Dhillon, president of Warp 9, commented, "We are excited to have renewed Magellan's for two more years. The robust functionality as well as customer engaging features of our e-commerce platform makes it one of the most compelling systems on the market for catalogers and online retailers. Our professional services, ranging from online marketing management to creative design to sales channel integration, lets our clients fully maximize their investment in our technology. This combination of technology and services has allowed us to acquire and retain a growing list loyal customers like Magellans."
About Magellan's International Travel Corporation
Founded in 1989 by John McManus. Magellan's has been praised as "the nation's most respected source of travel products by mail," (Forbes); "the widest selection of travel accessories currently available from a single source," (The Washington Post); "the granddaddy of them all," (The New Jersey Record). Magellan's has been included on Inc. Magazine's annual listing of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the United States for three years. Their web site was awarded a silver medal in the 5th annual I.Merchant Awards in 2005.
About Warp 9
Warp 9, Inc. is the premier provider of highly customized and robust Internet commerce solutions for the catalog and retail industry. Its comprehensive, flexible and scalable solutions are designed to be utilized as complete turn-key e-commerce systems or development platforms. Warp 9 has a proven track record in helping customers transact millions of dollars per month by leveraging the Internet channel to lower costs, while maximizing sales through intelligent marketing, data gathering and data mining. Warp 9's fully managed and hosted e-commerce application service provider (ASP) solutions, as well as a full offering of professional services allow customers to focus on their core business, rather than technical implementations.
Warp 9, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roaming Messenger, Inc. (RMSG)
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